Easy Caramel Recipe in the Microwave

Easy Caramel Recipe in the Microwave
Prep time:  20 mins
Cook time:  15 mins
Total time:  35 mins
Serves: 55-60
This easy caramel recipe is perfect to use in a number of different desserts!
Ingredients
  • 1 cup butter (not margarine)
  • 2.5 cups packed, light brown sugar
  • 1 cup light corn syrup
  • 1 14oz. can sweetened condensed milk
Instructions
  1. In a large, microwave safe bowl, melt butter in the microwave
  2. Add all of the remaining ingredients to the bowl. Mix well and microwave for 5 minutes
  3. While it is in the microwave, grease a 13×9 pan.
  4. Remove from microwave and whisk.
  5. Return to microwave for another 5 minutes and then whisk again.
  6. Return for a final 5 minutes (15 minutes total). Whisk it well and then pour into greased pan.
  7. Store in refrigerator until set (about 1-2 hours). Store in refrigerator

Once your caramel has set, you can cut it into small pieces with a greased knife. Rich, buttery caramels that are so easy to make in the microwave!

But here’s where the fun starts! While eating it plain is still a delicious treat…

You can also take those little caramel squares and dip them in melted chocolate with a sprinkle of sea salt!

Chocolate covered caramels with sea salt that are SO easy to make in the microwave!

Or instead of cutting little squares, wrap them in wax paper to give away as gifts.

Rich, buttery caramels that are so easy to make in the microwave!

Or make some marshmallows wrapped in caramel and then dipped in chocolate.

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